Highly efficient chlorinated solvent uptake by novel covalent organic networks via thiol-ene chemistry


POLYMER BULLETIN, vol.79, no.8, pp.6343-6356, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 79 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00289-021-03809-4
  • Journal Name: POLYMER BULLETIN
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, Chemical Abstracts Core, Chimica, Compendex, INSPEC
  • Page Numbers: pp.6343-6356
  • Keywords: Adsorbent, Covalent organic networks, Porous polymers, Solvent uptake, Swelling, Tetravalent, Thiol-ene chemistry, Trivalent
  • Abdullah Gül University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, we synthesized an aliphatic-aromatic regular network as a novel covalent organic networks called TEPN-1 (Thiol-ene Polymer Network) and TEPN-2 via thiol-ene chemistry. TEPN-1 and TEPN-2 were analyzed by FTIR, C-13-NMR, Brunauer-Emmett-Teller, thermogravimetric analysis and elemental analysis. Solvent uptake capacity of TEPN-1 and TEPN-2 was employed against 26 solvents which are frequently used in chemical industry. It is found that TEPN-1 has the highest swelling adsorption ratio with chloroform and DCM (13.7 and 11.5 g.g(-1), respectively), while TEPN-2 has 9.2 and 7.5 g.g(-1), respectively. Both TEPN-1 and TEPN-2 have very minimal water uptake (0.165 and 0.189 g.g(-1), respectively). TEPN-1 and TEPN-2 are efficient adsorbents for most of organic solvents including water-miscible organic solvents such as THF, dioxane and pyridine.